Employment up over the year in most industries

August 04, 2014

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 2.6 million (an increase of 1.9 percent) from July 2013 to July 2014. Job gains occurred in professional and business services; trade, transportation, and utilities; and education and health services.

Over-the-year employment change by major industry, July 2013–July 2014
Industry12-month percent change12-month net change

Mining and logging




Professional and business services


Leisure and hospitality


Trade, transportation, and utilities


Education and health services




Other services


Financial activities






From July 2013 to July 2014, all major industries except information saw employment gains.

Professional and business services led in job gains at 648,000 employees (an increase of 3.5 percent).

Employment in trade, transportation, and utilities increased by 576,000 (a gain of 2.2 percent). Over the past year, retail trade has added 298,000 jobs.

Leisure and hospitality has added 375,000 jobs over the year (a 2.6 percent increase), primarily in food services and drinking places.

Over the year, construction added 211,000 jobs, or a 3.6 percent increase.

Manufacturing gained 178,000 jobs, a 1.5 percent increase; over the prior 12 months, manufacturing had added an average of 12,000 jobs per month, primarily in durable goods industries.

Mining and lodging employment rose by 49,000 (5.7 percent increase).

Information lost 31,000 jobs over the year (1.1 percent decrease).

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program and are seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent two months are preliminary. To learn more, see "The Employment Situation — July 2014," (HTML) (PDF) news release USDL‑14‑1391. More charts featuring CES employment data can be found in Current Employment Statistics Highlights: July 2014 (PDF).


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Employment up over the year in most industries on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2014/ted_20140804.htm (visited October 01, 2016).


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